Now that the 50th nation has ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Honduras on October 24, 2020), the Treaty will go into effect 90 days after the date of the 50th ratification (on January 22, 2021) and become International Law:
The International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (www.icanw.org) — the global organization that organized the United Nations General Assembly to pass the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons in July 2017 and won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize — issued this statement:
Nuclear Weapons Will Soon Be Banned Under International Law:
On October 24, 2020, the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy issued this statement on the the imminent entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons:
Here is the Dalai Lama’s statement supporting the U.N. treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons:
The U.S. government pressured other governments not to approve the treaty. The Holy See was the first nation to sign. Ireland was the only European Nation to sign. Most of the nations of Global South signed.
On the 75th Anniversary of Bombing Nagasaki (August 9, 2020), Pope Francis called for abolishing all nuclear weapons worldwide.
He said: “Convinced as I am that a world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary,” he said, “I ask political leaders not to forget that these weapons cannot protect us from current threats to national and international security. We need to ponder the catastrophic impact of their deployment, especially from a humanitarian and environmental standpoint, and reject heightening a climate of fear, mistrust, and hostility fomented by nuclear doctrines.”
A peace organization proclaimed that “the world has spoken” and issued this statement:
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (www.ananuclear.org) issued this statement:
Our statewide coalition — Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (www.wanwcoalition.org) — posted this:
Nukewatch posted this:
Global Zero (www.globalzero.org) issued this statement:
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.napf.org and www.wagingpeace.org) issued this statement: